Marketing planning allows an organisation to bring together all the elements of marketing, to provide a clear direction and focus based on analysis and insight. This course is designed to help you write better marketing plans by providing a clear framework, taking you step-by-step through the marketing planning process. This is a highly interactive workshop and we will be applying the principles to a case situation throughout the day to help reinforce your learning. You will take away a marketing plan framework in four pages, making application easier back at work.

Who should attend?

This course is especially useful for managers and executives having to prepare a marketing plan for the first time or you may want to review the effectiveness of your current plans against best practice guidelines. Senior managers will also find this workshop invaluable when needing to evaluate the plans submitted to them by marketing specialists.

Learning outcomes

  • Define the key steps in the marketing planning process
  • Undertake a marketing audit to identify your key challenges
  • Generate alternative growth strategies for your business
  • Develop a segmentation and targeting strategy
  • Construct a Strategy Statement: SMART objectives, positioning and proposition development
  • Review the marketing mix and select the appropriate channels for your business
  • Identify implementation issues 
  • Develop a measurement framework
  • Identify marketing planning challenges and develop an action plan 

Course Dates

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05 Oct 2022 1d Virtual
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Course Director

Debbie Clewes

Debbie is a very experienced consultant working with the CIM for many years delivering tailored in-company strategic marketing workshops across sectors including Tesco, British Heart Foundation, Rolls Royce and Barclays. She also helps marketers achieve their professional qualifications on the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing and the Marketing Leadership Programme and leads an MBA Strategic Marketing module. Debbie is very positive, friendly and engaging and is genuinely interested in her delegates and their individual needs. She is focused on presenting the most useful strategic marketing frameworks and working collaboratively to apply these, helping inspire change and improve performance.


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